Mercies in Disguise
A Story of Hope, A Family's Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued ThemPre-loaded Audiobook - 2017
Kolata tells the story of the Baxleys, an almost archetypal family in a small town in South Carolina. A proud and determined clan, many of them doctors, they are struck one by one with an inscrutable illness. They finally discover the cause of the disease after a remarkable sequence of events that many saw as providential. Meanwhile, science, progressing for a half a century along a parallel track, had handed the Baxleys a resolution--not a cure, but a blood test that would reveal who had the gene for the disease and who did not. And science would offer another dilemma--fertility specialists had created a way to spare the children through an expensive process.
Publisher: [Solon, Ohio] : Findaway World, LLC ; Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed exclusively by] Recorded Books, Inc., , ℗2017.
Characteristics: 1 sound media player (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.